Armpit Care Made Easy!
When you think about the most important areas of your body that need cleaning, your armpits usually get the short end of the stick (no pun intended).
In fact, many people think armpit care begins and ends with a shower (sometimes not every day), and then applying DEODORANT. But that's simply not enough.
That's because new research is showing that your armpits can be the source of a whole host of skin problems and conditions that you may not even know you have. (1)
In this blog, we talk about the importance of armpit care, and the ultimate ARMPIT DETOX GUIDE that will give you cleaner, fresher, and healthier armpits today!
THE PURPOSE OF YOUR ARMPITS
Though many people think of their armpits as simply a source of sweat and stress, they are actually incredibly important.
In fact, there are evolutionary reasons why your armpits are significant in achieving optimal health, including being a key source to both attract others and maintain healthy relationships. (2)
And though many people think that simply shaving their armpits will make them clean and smell great, this isn't true. As a matter of fact, shaving has almost no effect on the amount you sweat. (3)
FUN FACT: Your armpit is home to about 500,000 sweat glands. Be sure they're all fresh and clean by using a 100% ALL-NATURAL ARMPIT WASH! (4)
Even the thing you hate most about your armpits - your sweat - is important. That's because your body needs to sweat to keep you at a healthy body temperature - which is all the more important as we enter the warmer months in spring.
But here's a secret many people don't want you to know - your sweat doesn't smell. I'll repeat that:
Sweat Doesn't Smell. (5)
Body odor is caused by your sweat blending with the bacteria on your skin, which then creates the smell that everyone loves to hate! (6)
To prevent body odor all spring and summer long, check out Garner's Garden 100% All-Natural Armpit Pre Wash Spray, which uses the bacteria-killing power of hydrogen peroxide to disinfect the skin under your arms, giving your wash a boost and eliminating the source of your body odor!
WHY YOU NEED TO CLEAN
Your armpits should not be overlooked in your daily cleaning routine. In fact, they should be your focus. That's because the skin under your arms is incredibly delicate.
Their delicate nature is even far more tested when they have to compete with nagging fabric all day, which can cause you irritation and a buildup of bacteria (7)
Not only that, but your armpits have naturally thinner skin than much of the skin on the rest of your body, and the skin there can't get stronger because it's not often exposed. (8)
FUN FACT: Rashes on your armpit, also called axilla, can be short or long-term, and can be either mild or severe. Be sure to use GARNER'S GARDEN 100% ALL-NATURAL DEODORANT, which is safe for adults and kids! (9)
If you really compare the skin of your armpit to the skin on the rest of your body, you'll notice the skin there feels almost like silk.
But the crazy thing to know about this is that your armpit is more sensitive than the skin on the rest of your body. This is compounded by the fact that the moisture barrier of your armpits regenerates less than the skin on the rest of your body. (10)
And unfortunately, many soaps are harsh on your armpits, and that's because many contain a pH that is more alkaline than your skin, which can lead to countless skin problems you don't want. (11)
For that extra-clean feeling your sensitive underarms need, check out Garner's Garden 100% All-Natural Organic Armpit Wash, which easily eliminates the buildup of odor-causing bacteria, and can be used multiple times a day for added odor protection and armpit detoxification!
Don't hate me for saying this, but your armpits are a perfect place for bacteria to grow. That's because it's a triple threat - it's dark, warm, and usually wet.
And when you take the odorless particles under your arm, and combine them with the bacteria active on your armpits, you have conditions that are perfect for the creation of thioalcohols. (12)
Thioalcohols are the product of what happens when skin particles are consumed by microbes. This results in the body odor most people identify as BO. (13)
FUN FACT: Nerves and anxiety causes you to sweat more because of your armpit's sensitivity to stress hormones. Relax today (and smell great!) by using 100% ALL-NATURAL LAVENDER MAX STRENGTH MAGNESIUM DEODORANT! (14)
The bacteria under your arms is so dangerous, and its smell so debilitating, it even has a medical name - bromhidrosis. That's because there are two types of sweat glands - eccrine and apocrine.
Your aprocine glands cover your hairiest body parts, and empty into your hair follicles, then up to the surface. They also work mostly under stress, compared to your eccrine glands. (15)
And believe it or not, your smell accumulates. In fact, the odorants you produce can build over time and lead to smells others consider offensive. (16)
The best way to keep body odor from accumulating is by using Garner's Garden 100% All-Natural Armpit Post Wash Spray, which uses the neutralizing power of apple cider vinegar to prevent the growth of body-odor-causing bacteria and maximize the effectiveness of our All-Natural Deodorants!
We've covered how your armpits are different from the skin on the rest of your body, and this extends to its vulnerability to rashes as well, which can linger without you knowing for an extended period of time.
In fact, armpit rashes can last several months, leaving behind bumpy and discolored skin that can leave you scratching and irritated. (17)
And the rashes under your arms don't just mean one thing. They can actually mean several different things, including allergies, contact dermatitis, and even different conditions like psoriasis, eczema, and autoimmune disorders. (18)
FUN FACT: The skin under your arms is prone to chafing rashes. To maximize the effect of your wash, use a 100% ALL-NATURAL ARMPIT POST WASH SPRAY, and keep your underarms smelling fresh and feeling clean all spring long!
Though armpit rashes themselves are a problem for many people, many times the skin problems worsen after the rashes are already there.
In fact, infections and scarring come after the rashes, once you've scratched and picked at your skin, or have been victim to heat rashes that your armpits are especially vulnerable to. (20)
Heat rashes are a problem for many people because sweat ducts under your arms can trap your sweat under your skin, which can lead to lumpiness, prickliness, and a crazy amount of scratching. (21)
To protect against the irritation that can come from body odor and over-the-counter deodorants, check out the whole line of GARNER'S GARDEN 100% ALL-NATURAL DEODORANTS!
Pick The One That's Right For You:
Garner’s Garden 100% All-Natural Deodorant: chemical free and great on sensitive skin; keeps odor at bay for more than 12 hours using therapeutic grade essential oils, clays, and powders! Also available in EXTRA STRENGTH!
Garner’s Garden 100% All-Natural Magnesium Deodorant: deodorizes your body for 24 hours or more; magnesium and natural oils work as a barrier to eliminate bacteria before it can make you smell! Also available in LEMONGRASS!
Garner’s Garden 100% All-Natural Maximum Strength Magnesium Deodorant: for those who need that extra odor-eliminating boost, our max strength deodorant will eliminate odor and protect you all day and night! Also available in SCENTED VARIETIES:
Garner’s Garden 100% All-Natural Activated Charcoal Natural Deodorant: uses activated charcoal to relieve irritation and provide more odor protection; also draws out toxins and bacteria from your skin! Also available in EXTRA STRENGTH!
Though many people think of armpit care as an afterthought in their daily SKINCARE ROUTINE, the truth is that without cleaning your armpits naturally and thoroughly, your deodorant won't work as well.
In fact, exfoliating, moisturizing, and ensuring the pH of your armpits is healthy will also ensure your deodorant is extra effective. (22)
And, of course, using ALL-NATURAL DEODORANT is essential for strong armpit health, as many chemicals in artificial deodorants can be potentially dangerous, leading to itchiness and burning. (23)
FUN FACT: The same love you give your face is what you should give your armpits. This means using a 100% ALL-NATURAL ARMPIT DETOX KIT! (24)
To put it simply, you should be washing your armpits every single day, then wearing a moisture-wicking shirt, which will help make your sweat evaporate and help you fend off body odor.
While you're at it, it's also a good idea to cut back on certain foods that can actually make you smell worse, such as garlic, curry, and other spicy foods, which release smelly compounds through your sweat. (25)
Washing your armpits has become so important in recent years that many people even advise you use an ARMPIT DETOX, which can help remove toxins from under your arms and unclog your pores effectively and efficiently. (26)
For the BEST and MOST EFFECTIVE ALL-NATURAL ARMPIT CARE every day, check out our ultimate daily armpit detox guide:
1. Before your bath, apply 3-6 sprays (in increments of 3) of our 100% ALL-NATURAL ARMPIT PRE WASH SPRAY.
2. Rinse with water and our 100% ALL-NATURAL ORGANIC ARMPIT WASH or one of our 100% ALL-NATURAL SOAPS.
3. Pat your underarms dry and apply 3-6 sprays (in increments of 3) of our 100% ALL-NATURAL ARMPIT POST WASH SPRAY.
4. While your armpits are still wet from our 100% ALL-NATURAL ARMPIT POST WASH SPRAY, apply our 100% ALL-NATURAL DEODORANT.
5. Enjoy healthy, clean, and great smelling armpits every day!
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